Supporting you through the parole process

Victim Support offer full support for victims of crime and their families and whānau throughout the parole process. Our service is completely free and confidential, and available throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. We are here for you.

A Victim Support Worker can:

  • be someone to listen and talk with during this stressful time
  • talk with you about what parole is and the role of the Parole Board
  • help you to understand your rights and answer any questions you have about parole
  • let you know what you can expect from the Parole Board if you meet with them
  • help you prepare a written or oral submission to the Parole Board
  • tell you what financial support is available to cover the costs of travel and accommodation when meeting with the Parole Board and help you apply for these grants if you qualify
  • come with you to the Parole Board meeting and provide support to you during and immediately after the meeting
  • support you for as long as the parole process continues – someone to listen, talk with, and help you to cope with the emotions and other reactions that may happen during this time.

Victim Support may also be able to provide you with financial assistance to attend an oral submission or receive professional counselling if you need it.

Talk to your Support Worker for more information
You can call us on 0800 842 846, 24/7 to be connected with a Support Worker.

Read about who our Support Workers are and how they can help.

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